okay so im only 6 and 1\2 months along and for the past two nights ive had these kinda strong period like cramps my daughter is still moving just fine and ive heard that some mommas had pains like these during early labor. my family has a history of pre term labor but ik every pregnancy is diffrent. if tghe pains happen again tonight imma go see the doctor but i was jw what u all thought ik it could be muscles stretching to so imma lil confused. ( sorry first time momma so imma lil nervous about all of this)
Yes it could be pre-term labor or it could be just normal pregnancy issues. The general rule of thumb is that you go in and get checked if you're having more than 4 to 6 'cramps' per hour. Contractions feel like kicked up period cramps on steroids when they get real bad and mild cramping when they start out. You'll also notice that your stomach gets hard when you're having a contraction.
Pre term labor has started as early for me as 11 weeks last pregnancy, but it's more typical to start after 18 weeks if you have pre-term labor issues.
You also might notice some pressure that makes you feel like you have to pee, but don't really have to. Kind of like a UTI without the burning.
You also want to let your dr know if you have any weird or watery discharge or bleeding. Good luck!
well i havent been counting the number of times a i get the cramps i get in an hour i`ll have to watch that. but i did notice a few times last night when it happened my tummy did get hard but i didnt think anything of it. but thank u now ik what to watch for. i had been worried that with my family history i might have pre term labor also but i didnt know what to look for so when i had the cramping the past tonnights i got nervous.
Every pregnant women gets *some* contractions at some point in their pregnancy. That's why they want a specific amount. Obviously if there's a huge change and you're in a lot of pain, you want to let your dr know. There are also issues like UTI which can cause contractions or dehydration.
If they have to treat contractions at L&D, they always start with making sure the person has been drinking enough water. If I were you, I'd start with taking it a little easier today and drinking a bunch of water. That might fix the problem completely. Either way, since what's going on is different than normal, I'd have your ob check things out just to be safe.
yea ik about the dehydration part so i make sure to drink plenty of water. i havent had any today but they normally dont hit me till around 10pm but ive taken it pretty easy today. but yea immma call my ob and talk to him and see what he says..